Hungarian manufacturer SERO presented a new version of his Gepard anti-material rifle, the GM6 Lynx. The weapon is distinguished in particular from Gepard by the use of a semi-automatic mechanism, the possibility to coupling a video camera with the scope and a increased rate of fire, the Lynx which can fire 5 cartridges from 12,7x107mm in less than 3 seconds. The Gepard GM6 Lynx anti-material rifle was developed to provide an enhanced capability against emergent threats, such as suicide car bomb attacks and also to provide an extension to the safety-zone around a VIP target with a large-calibre, yet compact weapon that is readily transportable and available for immediate use.
The Gepard GM6 Lynx is a bullpup design, self-loading, anti-material rifle, with the magazine mounted to the rear of the pistol-grip and a heavy-duty recoil-absorbing butt-pad fitted to the rear of the receiver. This design of the rifle means it can only be fired from the right shoulder. It is chambered for either the Russian 12.7 × 108 mm or 12.7 × 99 mm (0.50 Browning) cartridges. The weapon is distinguished in particular from Gepard by the use of a semi-automatic mechanism, the possibility to coupling a video camera with the scope and a increased rate of fire, the Lynx which can fire 5 cartridges from 12,7x107mm in less than 3 seconds. The power of its ammunition (2 centimeters of armour transpierced to 100 meters) gives the possibility to engage the vehicles such as mobile radars, shelters, fuel tankers as well as helicopters (up to 600-800 meters) or firing through the walls from a building.
Purpose of the rifle
For urban fighting the Gepard GM6 Lynx rifle can be used for demolishing the enemy's firing positions in buildings, weapons under cover and armoured rifle troops, which are manoeuvring on the streets. It is suitable both for squads and independent units. Because of its small arm category weight and its portability, it is an ideal heavy weapon for the parachutes, airmobile and territorial troops. Gepard GM6 Lynx is a suitable small arm for the terrorist repulse actions, which actions got a basic role according to the new North-Atlantic strategy, concerning that its significant destructive force is combined with a great accuracy, which makes it able to take out safely an important manpower representing any kind of point target within 600 m. Gepard GM6 Lynx is also a high efficiency bodyguard-weapon for guarding important target persons, which can extend significantly the firing range of the safe-zone around the target person, because an attack of light armoured combat vehicle can be repulsed - with quick shot - in 300 m. It is also suitable to repulse the so-called "self-propelled (suicide) bombs," which are installed into vehicles, with even one shot to the power of the vehicle outside the effect of the (non-nuclear) bomb.
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